Spirit Mountain Ranch is located in the Apisipha River Valley at an elevation of 7,000-7,550 feet, only 15-20 minutes from the San Isabel National forest via Cordova Pass Road.
Spirit Mountain Ranch offers gentle terrain that includes mountain ridge-tops, meadows, canyons with seasonal creeks, and views of the Spanish Peaks. Deer, elk, bear, and other wildlife abound. Many parcels are ideal for horses.
Location: Located in Gulnare, Colorado. Go approximately 16 miles north from Trinidad on I-25 to Aguilar, Colorado, then 8.5 miles west on CR 43.7 to Gulnare.
Number of properties: 43
Average property size: 35 acres
Typical taxes: $15.00-50.00 per year per 35 acre tract
Property Owner's Association: Yes (Dues: $295)
Protective Covenants: Yes
No lot may be subdivided less than 35 acres.
Home Styles: No structure of temporary character, recreational vehicle, camper unit, trailer, basement, tent, or accessory building shall be used on any parcel as a residence. Modular homes must be given the prior approval of the POA Board. Any structure must be on permanent footing and foundation. Mobile homes are not permitted on any parcel within Spirit Mountain Ranch.
Home Sizes: Not less than 1,000 square feet of living space.
Number of Dwellings: Not specifically mentioned. Must refer to and abide by Las Animas County regulations.
Set-Back Requirements: No structure may be erected within 50 feet of the right-of-way line of any road within SMR, nor within 25 feet of any side or rear line of any parcel unless approved by the POA board. A 10 foot utility easement is set aside on each side of all side and common rear lot lines, and a 20 foot utility easement is set aside on the interior side of all exterior lot lines.
Home-Based Offices: No commercial activity shall be permitted unless approved by the POA board. Home offices are usually considered acceptable provided the home office does not attract a lot of non-owner traffic on POA roads.
Animals: Animals will be allowed on SMR for the personal use of parcel owners. Any animals raised for commercial activity must be approved by the POA. Commercial feed lots and swine shall be prohibited.
Roads: The POA will provide upkeep and improvements to all non-county roads in SMR.
Camping: Recreational vehicles, camper units and tents may be used for vacation camping for periods not to exceed 90 consecutive days in any calendar year. (The POA has allowed property owners to leave recreational vehicles, trailers, etc. on lots for extended periods of time as long as they are not used as permanent residences and are "out of sight" from the POA access roads.)